The Foundation of Goodness is a holistic rural development model that seeks to bridge the urban-rural divide in Sri Lanka via 10 empowerment divisions across 900+ villages island-wide, and reached over 307,000+ beneficiaries in 2022 alone by way of 15 Empowerment Centres, free of cost.
Celebrated Sri Lankan spin bowler Rangana Herath, spotted talent among rural spinners at a special coaching session for 25 of our aspiring FoG cricketers at the Sports Academy’s Seenigama Surrey Oval. It was an unforgettable day for the young players as they met one of their idols!
The former National Test Cricket Captain spent time with our FoG cricketers, giving them invaluable pointers and instructions on their technique. He also discussed the training guidelines for spinners with our Coaches. We were deeply honoured to have had the 8th highest wicket taker in International Cricket in our midst.
FoG organises and hosts special Coaching camps with celebrity cricketers, who volunteer their time to come down to our Sports Academy in Seenigama. In the past National Cricketer Pulina Tharanga, Ravi Weerasooriya and others have conducted important workshops with rural athletes at FoG. Emerging cricketers from Sri Lankan villagers rarely have access to athletes of this calibre and are excluded from learning from their experience. The Foundation of Goodness Sports Academy works hard to bridge this gap and ensure rural athletes also have access to training and interaction with the greats from their respective fields.
We were also delighted to have had the legendary Spin Bowler as the chief guest for the ‘Dance for Good’ exhibition. Rangana Herath graced the occasion, opening the Exhibition, where our FoG Dance Class students, displayed their craftsmanship through the performing arts exhibition.